Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
 

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - Prodigal2

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 21
1
Books & Comics / Re: The Fleetway Files.
« on: 18 May, 2018, 09:57:03 AM »
I won't bore anyone with a detailed review-just buy it. Money so well spent.


2
Events / Re: Enniskillen Comic Fest 2018 - may 11th - 12t
« on: 25 April, 2018, 09:53:44 AM »
Stupid last post. It seems it would plainly be the 12th right?

Apologies for time-wasting.

Any updates on forum members attending?

3
Events / Re: Enniskillen Comic Fest 2018 - may 11th - 12t
« on: 25 April, 2018, 09:50:20 AM »
Guys if you were restricted to a single day either 11th or 12th, what might be the best/recommended day to visit?

Thanks for any forthcoming advice.

4
I've started buying again as well as well.

5
General / Re: Everything comes back after 20 years: The Prog's New Dark Age
« on: 14 February, 2018, 10:45:01 AM »
I haven't bought the prog in a couple of months ( I feel vaguely dirty and disloyal not toughing it out) but will be back in due course when the line up changes.

Still buying the meg though. I love the mix of strip, floppies and creator interviews.

6
Other Reviews / Re: Dredd: The Complete Case Files
« on: 14 December, 2017, 10:09:54 AM »
Thanks chaps.

7
Prog / Re: Prog 2061 - Happy New Year, Bitches!
« on: 14 December, 2017, 10:07:22 AM »
I went out to the shops and bought my Chrimbo special. Not bad but not my favourite among Chrimbo issues of the past few years.

I'm still getting over the brilliant Dredd take on the snowman of last year(?). Boy that sat with me for some time for reasons I am still not quite sure of.

8
Prog / Re: Prog 2061 - Happy New Year, Bitches!
« on: 13 December, 2017, 09:51:37 AM »
None in my part of Norn Iron either.

Bah humbug.

9
Other Reviews / Re: Dredd: The Complete Case Files
« on: 12 December, 2017, 12:16:19 PM »
Yes, it's the whole run of The Doomsday Scenario, which is brilliant.

Thanks Richard. Appreciate it fella.

10
Other Reviews / Re: Dredd: The Complete Case Files
« on: 11 December, 2017, 10:57:14 AM »
Guys Case files 30 worth a punt to someone who missed it first time around?

TIA.

11
Prog / Re: Prog 2061 - Happy New Year, Bitches!
« on: 11 December, 2017, 10:00:34 AM »
My review is over on the 2000 AD and beyond site here: https://2000adandbeyondsite.wordpress.com/2017/12/10/2000ad-prog-2061-review-2/

For my own amusement, I've compared each thrill to a Christmas song to give an indication of my thoughts and enjoyment of each!


I haven't received it yet but I would echo Pete's love of more Chrimbo material. It appeals to my inner big child.






















































12
Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 09 December, 2017, 10:05:48 AM »
I think Indigo's analysis is bang on here. The route map seems a little more predictable now.

13
Prog / Re: Prog 2059 - Fiends in High Places
« on: 05 December, 2017, 12:21:19 PM »
3. Agree on cathedrals. Beautiful, but far too much wealth tied up in church buildings.Believe it or not I am not the only Christian who subscribes to this. There's a lot of criticism on this front from many people within the church. Personally my preference is for small community based churches who book community halls/resources and are active in social action for its own sake.

(To state my position: very much an atheist - baptised a catholic age 7, by my English protestant mother/catholic dad so I could be sent to a catholic school nearby - religion I've always felt is very much an accident of birth, but as someone once said about me - assuming, I think, it was complimentary, "He's the most moral atheist I ever met")

Went with my wife to Rome and toured St Peter's Basilica, and while my wife enjoyed it (I mean, it's amazing) I found myself getting more and more upset with the enormous wealth that was used to create it (especially considering it was built at a time of crippling property) coincidentally, on our return it was the 500 year anniversary of Martin Luther, and never having read any of his thesis (I remember something about him from history in my catholic boys school) I thought I should give them the once over, and one in particular stuck out for me, to wit:

86. Again, ``Why does not the pope, whose wealth is today greater than the wealth of the richest Crassus, build this one basilica of St. Peter with his own money rather than with the money of poor believers?''

Anyways, me and Martin Luther. We're like THAT.

As you were.

-pj

While I was reading Pat's Slaine and browsing this topic I could not help but reflect on the experiences of my friend Andy, who was an elder (gaffer) in a local Presbyterian church in my home town just a few short years ago. At one meeting the issue arose as to what to do with  a sum of money that had been raised and earmarked for some building work around the church. Subsequently there had been some questioning as to the need for the work and there was a subsequent debate at an elders meeting. When Andy suggested that if they wanted to really wanted to act Biblically on the issue then he thought they should simply donate the money to worthy causes he was meet with a look of sheer incredibility before being ignored.

Prods do this sort too-maybe not just in such spectacular fashion but they do it.

PS This started Andy on a path to his now embraced atheism. We remain friends as we still like each other and my battered (make that often punch-drunk) faith and his atheism find no grounds for animosity.

14
Prog / Re: Prog 2059 - Fiends in High Places
« on: 04 December, 2017, 10:45:35 AM »
I feel like I should chip in on the faith/Pat mills faith front. Problem is I'm knackered and not sure if I have the energy for an extended play on the issue.

A few thoughts:

1. Religion needs scrutiny-it can be and has been, the great legitimator for all kinds of ugliness.
2. Christians are a mixed bunch. Not all of us are into thought control or coercion. Really, really.
3. Agree on cathedrals. Beautiful, but far too much wealth tied up in church buildings.Believe it or not I am not the only Christian who subscribes to this. There's a lot of criticism on this front from many people within the church. Personally my preference is for small community based churches who book community halls/resources and are active in social action for its own sake.
4. Ironically one of the biggest tests, Biblically, to determine the reality of faith is the use of wealth. Christianity should should promote a radical social agenda in my view and not marry itself to wealth and power. Love the Levelers. Common ownership of property practiced by the disciples in NT etc (b incidentally Hitler called Communism the bastard son of Christianity).


Ranting now.



15
Prog / Re: Prog 2059 - Fiends in High Places
« on: 27 November, 2017, 10:42:41 AM »
I'm genuinely not against an anti-faith critique by anyone as I would readily agree that the religious realm of things needs serious scrutiny but Pat's approach in Slaine leaves me cold. I hope that doesn't qualify me for today's Mary Whitehouse award. I just feel I am being shouted at continually in an effort to convey stuff I already know.

Seriously Pat I know all that stuff that for some reason never finds its way into Songs of Praise.

Here endeth the moan.


Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 21